The KJM confirms that IDnow’s solutions IDnow Wallet and IDnow eID are officially suitable for age verification in accordance with the youth protection treaty (JMStV) in Germany.
Munich, July 21, 2022, IDnow, a leading European provider in the field of identity proofing and digital identities, is pleased to announce that two further solutions, specifically the IDnow Wallet and IDnow eID, have been positively assessed by the German Commission for the Protection of Minors in the Media (KJM) for the use of age verification. This means that there are now five solutions from IDnow group among the age verification systems rated as positive by the KJM.
The IDnow Wallet, in particular, will allow users to confirm their age faster than ever before. With its Digital Identity Wallet, IDnow offers an innovative way to safely and securely store a person’s digital identity on their own smartphone to reuse it later.
The identity is verified once – in just a few steps – using one of the IDnow identification methods. The data is saved exclusively on the user’s smartphone and encrypted with the help of the Secure Element. The data is not stored centrally. Once verified, users can then reuse their stored identity within the IDnow ecosystem for many different use cases. This saves users of the IDnow Wallet from having to repeatedly verify their identity.
With its IDnow Wallet and IDnow eID, the company is pleased to offer two more solutions for online age verification, which have been rated positively by the KJM. With its broad range of identification methods, IDnow becomes a significantly stronger partner for the protection of minors in Germany.
Background: Protection of minors from harmful media
According to the German Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in the Media (JMStV), certain content harmful to minors, such as gambling or pornography, may only be distributed online if the provider ensures access through closed, adults-only user groups. So-called age verification systems (AV systems) are used to ensure such closed, adults-only user groups. In order to provide legal and planning security, the KJM publishes a list of evaluated age verification systems that meet the legal requirements.
For further information please see the official press releases of the KJM:
- Positive evaluation of IdentityTM (now IDnow) Identity Age Check (April 2015)